Now we are culling together the recorded history for a series of reissues on the Family Vineyard label. The 1981 7" EP was released in March 2011. It will be followed by a 2xLP / CD of the complete recordings in 2013.Dow Jones and the Industrials
Dow Jones’ secretary Ms. Johnson and Mr. Science in performance, 1980, somewhere in West Lafayette. Photo by Keith Smith.
Finally. Here it is: Dow Jones and the Industrials’ 1981 7-inch EP, originally issued on the Hardly Music label, is immaculately re-mastered from the original tapes and available now. This EP contains the often bootlegged and covered anthem “Can’t Stand the Midwest,” along with “Let’s Go Steady” and “Indeterminism.” This was the second and final release from Dow Jones after the 1980 split LP with The Gizmos on Gulcher.
Includes exact reprint of original insert, full color postcard with never-seen 1979 Dow Jones party photo, and near-replica Hardly Music 45 labels. Remastered from the original tapes by Paul Mahern of the Zero Boys. Edition of 600. Order here at Family Vineyard. Available at fine record stores all over on March 29 via SC Distribution.
Final bid: $124.49 from Feb. 17 — just yesterday. For that kind of dough on March 29th you could probably by 20 or more copies of the reissue at your local record shoppe. Just gotta hold out a little longer kids, or wait for collectors to begin selling off their originals before this price point falls.
Finally — the records have arrived. Label design the same as 1981 Hardly Music release but color changed.
Dow Jones and the Industrials live at Third Base in Indianapolis, 1980: ”Dude in the Directional Field”
The Gizmos summer collection circa 1979.
Dow Jones flier for Halloween party organized by Purdue Student Association at the campus armory, 1979. Skunts and Jetsons also on the bill.
From the Purdue University student newspaper The Exponent, Oct. 18, 1979.
Flier for Dow Jones two night stay at Bullwinkle’s in Bloomington with the Jetsons, 1979.